9. Okt. Jürgen Klopp erobert die Herzen der Anhänger des FC Liverpool im Sturm. Der neue LFC-Trainer schwört die Fans auf Zusammenhalt ein. Liverpool FC's Jurgen Klopp is not only one of the world's finest football managers but his wacky comments have also made him one of the most entertaining. 9. Okt. Ein Glücksgriff für den FC Liverpool, so lautet das allgemeine Presseecho auf den ersten Auftritt von Jürgen Klopp beim FC Liverpool.
I loved how Evie and her friends were just getting started on their journey into feminism and so they were each at different stages and continued to learn as they went along.
For me, Am I Normal Yet? Jan 11, emma rated it liked it Shelves: When that was clearly a perfect book?? However, this book was still pretty damn good, for the following reasons: What a time to be alive.
People smile and use them, proud of them 2. We get labeled "over-sensitive" and "touchy" for wanting our illnesses to be left alone, for them to be used right and with respect.
Holly Bourne aimed, and she scored with this message. Another thing I loved: There were so many other direct quotes I could have inserted too, because I truly highlighted enough to fill an entire review, but you get the point.
Unfourtantly, there were also comments and parts that I felt contradicted the whole message of the book. The message of inclusion and understanding was torn to shreds by the little "feminist group" that the main character Evie and two of her friends created.
Do we really need more YA books where girls turn against each other? Make catty remarks to other girls while friends stand around and try to contain their giggles.
The whole "feminist plotline" see: It was done so poorly, I was struggling with a continuous cringe the entire time.
Now we arrive at the teenage girl representation. Because there was no realistic teen girl rep. It was just sad to have to sift through the teenage girl rants about boys to get to the good stuff.
It hindered my enjoyment of the characters and overall message, I ended up being completely unimpressed with every one of the characters.
I appreciated the main character in parts, but for the majority, she missed the mark. I would have preferred some good girl positivity—because god forbid the girls noticed that Jane was struggling and stood around her, supporting her instead of mocking her in front of people.
Dec 26, Jiana rated it really liked it. That was really good! It deals w That was really good! It deals with serious and real issues mental illness and feminism, mainly while managing to add humor and comedy to it.
The book had the perfect balance of seriousness and fun. It deals with OCD and generalized anxiety, to begin with. And for someone who has generalized anxiety, I was able to fully relate to Evie, the MC, and I can definitely say that it was portrayed correctly.
However, I do think Holly Bourne managed to explain it properly and shed enough light on it. In addition to that, this book deals with concepts of feminism which I think were great as well and handled right.
Holly Bourne spoke of subjects which people usually shy away from, i. Also, the concept of feminism today has sadly taken a turn to the worse with some people and I do think this book clearly explained what feminism is: There is no normal, Evelyn.
They have a great friendship. They discuss everything together, from gossip to actual deep things. That is the girl friendship I want to see more of!
Jul 24, Maddie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The friendship, the feminism and the insightful look into what fellow girls go through on a daily basis was excellent.
With all the boys, the drama and the mental health issues, Evie had a lot to handle and I felt like I was right there with her.
Nov 05, Chelsea chelseadolling reads rated it really liked it. This was so great. The perfect amount of fun and seriousness and I loved it so much.
Jul 04, Clara rated it really liked it Shelves: And so I did. I was glad to start it knowing nothing, as it was a bigger surprise. I related to our main character, Evie, immediately.
I too suffer from OCDs and anxiety, and I learned somehow so much more about the two of it. I have been diagnosed with OCDs only recently so it felt good to read about it: It made me feel less alone and way more understood.
Now, even though this book is important and has a great representation when it comes to OCDs and anxiety, it still has some issues and not a lot of people have been talking about it, even though I read tons of reviews before starting writing mine.
What I loved Obviously, I loved Evie. She is far from perfect but I related to her so, so much. No matter what, Evie was strong, nice and she inspired to keep getting better, but also to keep doing better.
In the end, none of the characters were perfect but they were perfect teenagers and made mistakes everyone does at their age. It felt so good to read about teenagers actually acting like some, and not trying to be all grown up.
This book is really important as it talks about very important subjects that should be discussed more in the YA literature.
It was a very quick and funny read, despite it being serious. It really is a good way to talk about mental health to a younger audience. Before starting to point out what I noticed, I would like to say that a reader who has a mom suffering from epilepsy really disliked one of the comments made in this book about it.
Most of the time, they were talking about really important subjects and were making some very good points. However, they made some comments that made me cringe a lot.
It is important to note that all the characters are white and straight. By saying that, it excludes transgender and non-binary people.
Because yes, some men have their periods and they should be recognized as well. Plus, they often make each other feel bad for talking about men, as if dating one was against feminism.
I really disliked that. I would love to date one and if all I see suddenly is him, so be it. It was really hard to agree to everything when they kept excluding people from their feminism.
I loved seeing myself represented and it will definitely help me when it comes to my anxiety and OCDs. Judging is never the key, and your feminism should always include everyone in it.
All you can do is try not to be one of those people who contributes to the bad. Feb 25, Alice Cai rated it really liked it Shelves: That ruined it a bit.
A lot of the side characters are really underdeveloped. The main character Evie has OCD. She just wants to be normal. She goes to college 16 years old, UK system and meets 2 new friends Lottie and Amber.
They form the spinster club in which they discuss feminism 4. They form the spinster club in which they discuss feminism. They are intertwined together and combined with a message on feminism.
This story missed the mark for me a bit because of too many side characters and it was just too meta. I mean they literally discuss in the narrative that they should not be doing this while complaining boys are trash.
I did get a very interesting message out of this story. The way the feminist aspects are presented are very realistic and typical to real life.
How many times have I seen people complain about problematic stuff and abusive guys and then obsess over another slightly toxic guy. People are messy and no one is truly normal.
This book is really important for two reasons. The insight it gives the reader into the mind of someone suffering from OCD. The constant references to and exploration of feminist ideas and theories.
I wish I had read this book when I was Apr 15, Hazel Stay Bookish rated it really liked it Shelves: So eye-opening about OCD!
And I loooooove the feminism. There were moments that made me laugh way loud and made me punch-the-wall angry and just heartachingly sad.
Am I Normal Yet was a great read. Find my full review at Stay Bookish. Feb 04, Shaikha rated it it was amazing.
After reading Am I Normal Yet , the first thing that came to my mind was: Considering the sensitive topics that are addressed in this book, which also turned some events into serious situations, Holly Bourne still managed to add fun and humor into the story, overall.
I did not once get bored in any way, I just kept going and wanting more. Which is the best thing about this book, it is realistic!
I am guilty of that! I sometimes use that expression, or rather, I sometimes misuse the term. This book is an eye-opener about OCD. Many people use the term OCD as a mean of expression, when they feel like, or when they see people arranging, or organizing things — a stereotype about OCD.
People often think that individuals suffering from this disorder are just those being extremely neat, or organized. Not just OCD, but all kinds of mental health disorders — anxiety, depression, etc.
Your own mind is eating you. You are fighting against yourself. I think people should read this book to further understand mental health disorders.
If you are looking for a book that empowers women, and talks about relevant and important topics in life, this is the perfect book to pick. Holly Bourne deserves an award for her amazing portrayal of what a real OCD is.
Read this book now! Jul 22, Stacey prettybooks rated it really liked it Shelves: I knew that Am I Normal Yet? I left copies on coffee shop tables and at bus stops for teenagers around my local co Am I Normal Yet?
I left copies on coffee shop tables and at bus stops for teenagers around my local community to pick up. I read Am I Normal Yet?
After picking it up, I raced through the story and looked forward to sharing it with other people. I also reviewed this book over on Pretty Books.
Lo que hace es que sus personajes cometan errores, y que aprendan de ellos. No se romantiza que te desplanten porque luego sean cuquis contigo. Jan 05, Sophie rated it it was amazing Shelves: After reading spectacular book, I definitely need more of her books!
In Am I Normal Yet? She has a plan: As her dosage slowly get lower and lower, she is confronted with the need to tell her friends about her history, and how to overcoming the urges and anxiety that is returning.
To me, Am I Normal Yet? Just because you may suffer from OCD, anxiety, etc. There is such a stigma around the topic of mental health, and I think if more people read books like this or like Every Last Word, which I reviewed last week there would be a greater understanding on these topics.
Also, on the subject of stigmas, Holly is not an author to shy away from controversial subjects. To be honest, none of us would be here without periods, just saying.
Reality check, nothing is perfect. I adored the friendship between Evie, Amber, and Lottie! It was a true feminist group, and should be shown to everyone out there - old, young; male, female - to show just what feminism is.
She stayed true to herself, and I loved that, because I loved everything about Evie! I feel like this review has been a bit full on, sorry not sorry.
However, it needed to be said, and you need to read this book! This is, quite simply, perfection, even if I have qualms about that word.
Sep 20, Toyni Erica - Queenoftales rated it it was amazing Shelves: How can I not give this book 5 stars? This book is cute, scary, childish and even more scary because its so realistic.
Just have to say that this book can be a trigger for people struggling with different mental issues, specially OCD ofc.
This review was originally posted on [Between My Lines] Wow! It broke my heart, made me roar with laughter, made me determined to fight more about feminist issues and most of all enlightened me about OCD.
Evie is adorable but walking in her shoes is exhausting. She worries about all the usual teenage dramas but she also worries about her rituals and being normal.
Watching her descent back into crisis was so distressing but very honest and realistic. The Friendships The girls are amazing! Evie, Amber and Lottie form a gang called the The Spinster Club to help figure out how to be a feminist.
They aim to stay true to themselves, and not lose their personality or their friends while trying to impress guys, and at the same time not being ball breakers!
It was such a fun theme but also very powerful and inspiring. But they are far more realistic than any others that I have read about in YA fiction.
Huge bonus marks here not over romanticising teenage love affairs, but at the same time capturing the giddy moments. So I was amused and delighted to see that it was also IN the book as a topic of conversation.
She describes good thoughts and bad thoughts as they burst into her day. I hope to enjoy my work. Everyone has told me about the British press so it is up to you to show they are all liars.
Please give us time to work on it. If you want, this could be a really special day. If we sit here in four years, I think we win one title.
It was not a problem for 10 seconds. We talk about it of course but for me it is enough to have the first and the last word. The middle we can discuss.
I am not a genius. I need other people to get perfect information. The new man admitted he imagined managing Liverpool during a pre-season friendly with Borussia Dortmund at Anfield last summer.
It was my first time at Anfield and I thought about how it would be. I am a really lucky guy.